About this event
Join us online during Penn’s Homecoming Weekend on Sunday, November 7 at 11:00 a.m. EST for a farewell brunch and watch party to see some of your fellow alumni participate in an exciting game of Jeopardy (All About Water)!
Grab your mimosa, kick back and enjoy this virtual gathering featuring Penn alumni in the water and sustainability industry. Game categories will consist of water wonders of the world, the water nexus with food and energy, women and water, the history of water, and other water related topics.
About the Participants
Gary Survis, Wharton, BS’1986, is Operating Partner at Insight Partners. He focuse on operational strategies and improvements within Insight and its portfolio companies. He leverages his diverse professional experience and contributes actionable approaches around marketing strategies, marketing technology, branding, category creation, and metrics. Gary is part of the faculty of the Wharton School and the Penn MES program. He is teaching MBA/graduate level courses in Environmental Management and Corporate Sustainability Strategy. He was a Senior Fellow at Wharton Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL) assisting with branding, strategy, and conference content. Gary was a frequent moderator and speaker for multiple university and IGEL events. Gary is an active member of the Wharton Alumni network.
Kelly Bridges, Penn C’16, was most recently a Senior Associate at Global Water 2020, a three-year DC-based advocacy and facilitation initiative working to solve critical challenges in the global water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) sector. She worked across the organization’s portfolio, leading efforts to integrate WASH and health investments, policies and programs, as well as advocate for water security for conflict prevention, stability and resilience. She worked in various capacities with the Environmental Law Institute, Catholic Relief Services, Global Water Alliance, World Wildlife Fund, Samaj Pragati Sahayog, and Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment. Kelly is the Young Professional Representative Director on the Board of Directors of the Environmental Peacebuilding Association, a professional association of over 400 members across 60 countries and is on the Board of Directors of the Global Water Alliance. Kelly is also a Climate Reality Leader with Vice President Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project, having been trained by Mr. Gore himself in Mexico City in March 2018. Kelly received her BA in Science, Technology and Society from the University of Pennsylvania and her MSc in Water Science, Policy and Management from the University of Oxford. She will be attending the University of Chicago Law School in Fall 2022.
Chantal Victoria Bright, Penn MES’2012 is a technical expert in research, international development, project management, rule of law, and supporting strategies for inclusion and diversity in the Academy. She has international work experience in Austria, Ghana, Liberia, Netherlands, Nigeria, Spain. Chantal is a Geography PhD candidate at the University of Manchester (UK). The research aims to address the issues related to access and safety of women and girls during water collection and examine more equitable land rights protection for women and water access. Her study supports a feminist intervention of peacebuilding to discover how women can contribute to effective peacebuilding in fragile post-conflict settings and provide sustainable solutions to water challenges in Liberia. Chantal is a blogger and author of the Janjay children’s book series on environmental themes. Janjay children’s book series has been translated to French by the U.S. State Department (African Affairs Bureau’s Office of Public Diplomacy), Africa Regional Services Nouveaux Horizons. The French editions of the books are marketed in French-speaking communities in Africa, Haiti, and distributed to American embassies to support education programs.
Marissa Rosen, Penn MES’ 2012 is the founder and owner of Climate Social, a niche communications and marketing firm that builds compelling brands, promotes high profile events, and engages digital communities through social media, public relations, copywriting, branding, and content creation. Marissa is a recognized social media influencer; she has spoken on podcasts and training programs. Previously, she worked for Sustainable Brands, as well as Wharton SBDC and PennDesign at the Philadelphia Energy Efficient Buildings Hub. Since 2015, Climate Social’s clients have included TriplePundit, WBCSD, USFRA, South Pole, Net Impact, Fermata Energy, LanzaTech, and Penn’s Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, amongst dozens of climate and sustainability-focused organizations.